We’ve all experienced the frustration associated with acne — or at least a pimple. Acne is a condition characterized by clogged skin pores causing infection and inflammation. It’s caused by clogged glands inside skin pores. When a pore gets clogged by oil and bacteria, the body’s immune system responds by causing swelling and creating a pimple.
With our same day acne treatment service you can meet with an online doctor and have your acne treated within minutes. Instead of going to your doctor in person you can conveniently meet with a top PlushCare doctor online and get diagnosed and prescribed any necessary acne medication.See our FAQs
Causes of Acne
There are three periods of life when acne is common: infancy, teenage years, pregnancy.
Get a Prescription Online
If you are concerned about your acne, consult a doctor about your treatment options. If a PlushCare doctor thinks you could benefit from acne medication they can write you a prescription. They will electronically send your prescription to the pharmacy of your choice where you can pick it up.
For many people acne will go away on its own without any medical treatment. But if your acne leaves scars after healing, pimples become hard, your acne is associated with other physical or mental symptoms, like depression, is getting worse or isn’t clearing up after three months, talk to a doctor about your prescription options.
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For mild acne, face washes and acne creams may be enough.
For more serious acne antibiotics can be prescribed. Typically prescribed topical antibiotics are Clindamycin and Erythromycin. Erythromycin can also be found in an oral form. Solodyn is another common oral antibiotic for acne.
For women, certain birth control pills may help reduce acne by providing synthetic hormones that decrease androgens.
Isotretinoin is another treatment option reserved for severe cases of acne. Book an appointment with a doctor here to discuss your treatment options.
It’s easy to feel embarrassed by acne, but remember that everyone has had a pimple before. It can be hard to resist, but popping pimples is usually a bad practice, and should only be done when the pimple is ready.
If you’re going to pop a pimple, use warm water and a facial scrub to open up the pores on your skin. This will allow oil and bacteria to be released without damaging the skin, in turn reducing redness.
Practicing good hygiene, avoiding touching your face, and trying a variety of products or medication can all help reduce your acne.
1. Schedule an appointment from your phone
2. Speak with a doctor for 15 minutes
3. Pick up your prescription from a pharmacy near you
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Jul 8th, 2019
"I'm a busy guy with work often finding myself out of area. I've used PlushCare a couple of times and couldn't be happier. Doctors are always nice and professional and appointments are easy to get." -John D.
Jun 13, 2019
"After my appointment was completed my prescription was available immediately…. My doctor wants to help me with both my ongoing condition maintenance as well as other health concerns I have." -Eric E.
Mar 11th, 2019